Category Archives: Textiles

SAL Update

…there is no update!

I have not done a stitch! Go and read someone else’s!

Here are the links to the other participants’ blogs: Claire,  Gun,  Carole,  Avis,  AlisonJule,  Elizabeth and Wendy.

Oops. 🙂

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Stitch Along – A Tree Grew!

A tree grew!

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One more tree.

It has beads on it.

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And here’s the full project!

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Here are the links to the other participants’ blogs: Claire,  Gun,  Kate,  Carole,  Avis,  AlisonJule,  Elizabeth and Wendy. We’ll be posting every three weeks. I can see they’re getting along well…

Stitchalong – Family Tree – More Miles

Well, three more weeks have gone by and I’ve done a lot more white stitching.

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Invisible Stitching

I was on holiday the week before last, and put another few more miles on, taking the project to Cornwall and back via Bristol and London. But as you can see, I did find some time to add yet more white stitching!

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Bead work

There’s still plenty of white to go!

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Slowly but surely.

 

Here are the links to the other participants’ blogs: Claire,  Gun,  Kate,  Carole,  Avis,  Alison,  Jule,  Elizabeth and Wendy. We’ll be posting every three weeks. I can see they’re getting along well…

Stitchalong – Family Tree – The Snow Road

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To my own surprise, I have made progress on my project!

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The full project

Not a lot of progress, mind you! I bet you can’t spot it!

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Snow close up

Here it is – I have finished the snowy road beneath the car’s tyres. It’s really difficult to stitch white beads onto white plastic with white thread!

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Bumper beads

 

I have also popped the bumper on the car. I needed to do something other than white on white on white. I’ve now got a full 13 rows of stitches on my 75X75 stitch project. I wonder if I’ll find some more time for it over the next three weeks!

Here are the links to the other participants’ blogs: Claire,  Gun,  Kate,  Carole,  Avis,  Alison,  Jule,  Elizabeth and Wendy. We’ll be posting every three weeks. I can see they’re getting along well…

Stitchalong – Family Tree

My mam is a keen crafter, and I have a project I need to finish. As such she invited me to join in her Stitch-ALong (or SAL) which means I am supposed to post about my project regularly and show the progress I’ve made. As I’ve been ill, I already missed the first deadline for posting (oops) but I had at least made some progress to show! I’ve sneakily backdated my post though…

The project I’m making is called “Family Tree” and is a beaded cross-stitch kit I bought when I was on holiday in Vermont last year. I made some progress with it then, and then took it to India with me when I went there, adding more to it in between trips. Despite having about 12,000 miles on its odometer there is still some work to do!

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The full picture

It’s my first attempt at a beaded project, and I’m finding it slow going because of the material I’m stitching onto is punched plastic rather than fabric. The holes are huge and the plastic doesn’t offer my needle any friction when it goes through, so it’s a little strange. I’ve been told by the knowledgeable one that the reason it’s on stiff plastic is because of the weight of the beads, which would warp aida.

Here are a few pictures of my project – can you see where I’ve made the progress? I can’t..! Hopefully I’ll have something more dramatic to show next time!

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Strange plastic sheet and beads.

Here are the links to the other participants’ blogs: ClaireGunKateCaroleAvisAlisonJuleElizabeth and Wendy. We’ll be posting every three weeks.